Our Founder and President: Graham Dickson

As Arctic Kingdom’s fearless leader, Graham’s nearly two decades of experience in the Canadian Arctic are behind every adventure. Since the inception of Arctic Kingdom, he has led more than 50 major expeditions for adventurers, professional photographers, divers, film crews and scientists.

Graham has been an advocate for the North since he led his first dive trip to Baffin Island in 1999. Graham has authored multiple entries in The Encyclopedia of the Arctic, is a member of the Nunavut Film board and the Management Committee for Auyuittuq National Park, and is a Fellow of both the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the British Royal Geographical Society. With the preservation of the Arctic and northern communities in mind, Graham is committed to sharing the beauty of the North with minimal environmental impact while providing maximum benefit to the people who call it home.

His decades of experience in the Arctic, plus a true passion for the North, allow Graham to lead Arctic Kingdom’s mission to allow travellers to explore this special corner of the world in safety and comfort.

Our Field Team

Françoise Gervais

Expedition Leader

The spirit of adventure has taken Françoise to some of the most remote and challenging places on earth. A polar guide, adventurer and conservationist, Françoise has participated in a number of oceanographic explorations, led expeditions across the Arctic, and is a member of The Explorers Club. She shares her passion for wild places through her award-winning photography. In fact, she was recognized in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2019 competition and her photo The Challenge was chosen for their Top 100 to be featured in the travelling exhibition.  View Françoise’s photography on Instagram @francoisegervaisephotography.

Nathalie Lasselin

Dive Expedition Leader

An award-winning filmmaker who specializes in underwater and extreme environment expeditions, Nathalie joins the Arctic Kingdom team on our dive expeditions. She is an accomplished explorer, dive instructor for Trimix, cave and rebreather diving, and commercial diver. She shares her passion for geology and marine life through film and photography. View Nathalie’s photography on Instagram @aquapixnat.

Kristyn Thoburn

Vice President of Operations

A former marine biologist, Kristyn was moved by the wildlife, landscapes and people of the north on her first trip to the Arctic in 2004. She has since guided more than 40 expeditions in the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, and Greenland. Kristyn plays a vital role in Arctic Kingdom’s expeditions, field operations, and business processes. She also manages large specialty projects, such as Crystal Cruises, and expeditions for film crews including National Geographic, Disney and BBC.